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In Pictures: Runners settle for solo exercise after lockdown scuppers Marathon

There was still a chance to keep fit in the sunshine.

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A runner on Blackheath, in south London, which is the start of the course for the London Marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A runner on Blackheath, in south London, which is the start of the course for the London Marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A runner on Blackheath, in south London, which is the start of the course for the London Marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Runners ventured out in small numbers on Sunday – a far cry from the thousands usually pounding the pavements for the London Marathon, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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A runner on Blackheath, in south London, which is the start of the course for the London Marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A runner on Blackheath, in south London, which is the start of the course for the London Marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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A runner on Blackheath, in south London, which is the start of the course for the London Marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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There was a stark contrast with the usual scenes around the Cutty Sark during the marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

There was a stark contrast with the usual scenes around the Cutty Sark during the marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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There was a stark contrast with the usual scenes around the Cutty Sark during the marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Similar scenes outside the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Similar scenes outside the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Similar scenes outside the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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It was certainly quieter on Tower Bridge… (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

It was certainly quieter on Tower Bridge… (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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It was certainly quieter on Tower Bridge… (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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… but the famous landmark was far from deserted (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

… but the famous landmark was far from deserted (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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… but the famous landmark was far from deserted (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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People exercising in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

People exercising in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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People exercising in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Cyclists also made the most of their exercise allowance (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Cyclists also made the most of their exercise allowance (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Cyclists also made the most of their exercise allowance (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Exercising in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Exercising in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Exercising in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Runners on the Mall in central London, the usual finish of the London Marathon course (Dominic Lipinski) (PA)

Runners on the Mall in central London, the usual finish of the London Marathon course (Dominic Lipinski) (PA)

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Runners on the Mall in central London, the usual finish of the London Marathon course (Dominic Lipinski) (PA)

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Meanwhile, critical care paramedic Sophie Birt and Dr Stuart Maitland-Knibb from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance took part in a marathon around Coventry airport (Ben Birchall/PA)

Meanwhile, critical care paramedic Sophie Birt and Dr Stuart Maitland-Knibb from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance took part in a marathon around Coventry airport (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Meanwhile, critical care paramedic Sophie Birt and Dr Stuart Maitland-Knibb from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance took part in a marathon around Coventry airport (Ben Birchall/PA)

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The paramedics were previously taking part in the London Marathon before it was postponed (Ben Birchall/PA)

The paramedics were previously taking part in the London Marathon before it was postponed (Ben Birchall/PA)

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The paramedics were previously taking part in the London Marathon before it was postponed (Ben Birchall/PA)

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